By A. Bowdoin Van Riper

motion pictures that dramatize ancient occasions and the lives of ancient figures-whether they're meant to teach or to entertain—play an important position in shaping the public's knowing of the earlier. within the Hollywood heritage of technological know-how and know-how, A. Bowdoin Van Riper specializes in the dramatized portrayals of a selected staff of old figures—scientists, engineers, and inventors—that have seemed on American movie and tv monitors. This quantity analyzes person portrayals, the general public pictures of specific scientists and inventors, and the tips approximately technological know-how and know-how that, jointly, they signify. during this first in-depth research of the way old scientists and inventors were portrayed on monitor, Van Riper catalogs approximately three hundred separate performances and contains essays at the reveal photos of greater than eighty ancient scientists, inventors, engineers, and scientific researchers. The contributors coated comprise Isaac Newton, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Dian Fossey, and invoice Gates. prepared chronologically through the subject's date of start, entries for every person clarify their significant contributions to technological know-how and know-how, examine the ways that they have been portrayed in movie and on tv, and finish with a whole checklist of display portrayals and a dialogue of feedback for extra examining. The Hollywood background of technological know-how and expertise might be of curiosity to someone involved in the depiction of ancient occasions and historic figures in movie and tv, and to an individual attracted to the general public figuring out of technological know-how and technology.

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